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Cedar Lined Armoire in Navy with Copper - lots of pics

When I purchased this solid armoire cabinet it did not take long to decide on a navy paint color. I also like the carved details on the front but thought the top and sides would look lovely stenciled with the hardware copper. Using Homestead House Milk PaintCutting Edge Stencils & Krylon spray paint I achieved my vision.

But first it needed a good cleaning starting with vacuum followed with a scrub with warm soapy water to remove any past gunk and dirt that would hamper paint adherence. The entire outside was lightly power sanded to smooth the wood surface then wiped well again.

Thank goodness for this heavy duty furniture dolly to move it around and also allow to be tipped on its back for the cleaning and sanding portions.
As well I was able to paint the underside and base areas with primer all around to seal.

Homestead House Milk Paint in midnight blue was mixed up and painted on

One coat was all that was needed to get good coverage over the original dark stained wood.
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Fusion's Homestead Blue MCM dresser

Was it the 70's when arborite furniture was big? That is the guesstimate I have for this sweet little dresser I purchased from a local buy and sell site. The full solid wood frame and drawers make for a super sturdy dresser and the arborite sides and top make it not weigh a ton. But of course it needed love, the bleached "sandalwood" color needed a current funky update. My recent shipment from Fusion Mineral Paint provided the perfect color, Homestead Blue.

this is the sale ad picture, not mine
I lightly sanded the entire dresser and filled in little dings here and there but being such a smooth surface I decided to try another new product to me from Fusion called ultra grip; this will adhere the paint even better
 so on went a thin coat over it all, of course all pieces need repairs here and there too
This was left overnight to dry well and the next morning it was time to begin the color change. Seeing the piece was made of all flat smooth sides, I decided to try a roller and put on the first coat. This is another new application for this paint for me and I have to say it went on very quick and easily. Later in the day I put on a 2nd coat.

As per usual the original hardware was worn and needing a relove too. I scrubbed it up well like always then once dry gave it a couple coats of gold spray paint. To add dimension, I sealed it up with a metallic gold sealer, perfect.

 once all was dry, I added a coat of clear wax to the dresser top and reassembled, here is the final look

I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint